My Mairi Helena Thistle Wallpaper is proving a popular choice in which to help add a hint of uplifting colour, fun and personality into a room interior! So I thought I’d share with you a few recent projects in which my wallpapers have featured, in order to give you a flavour in the different styles in which they can be incorporated into your home interior.

And so we’re starting off with….

Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper 

Inspired by purple heather heads, hints of yellow gorse, slate greys and lichens found along Scotland’s coastal shorelines, my Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper is a fun way of adding hints of colour and texture into any room interior, with a subtle nod to Scotland. Versatile to work alongside neutral base walls or to pick up on tones of greys, warm ochres or purples found within the print, Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper can be introduced in many different forms.

Paint Choices 

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Paint Colour Choices can include Farrow & Ball Elephants Breath – an uplifting, contemporary and warm mid grey which has a hint of lilac in a cooler light.

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Above: Mood board paint colour ideas to work alongside Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper – in case you missed it, check out my blog post of ‘Choosing Paint Colours for Decorating Alongside Mairi Helena Wallpapers!)

Also consider Autentico Chalk Paint which you can source from Made by Mustard – warm grey or violet grey are both beautiful matches alongside my Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper. 

Fabric Choices 

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Bring in textures and draw on warm blush pinks and heathery purples along with hints of tan yellows and golds. The fabrics above are from Fabrics & Papers and include Quartz Velvet, Lualaba Gris Oscuro, Vence and Fallais.

Styling Ideas 

Feature Wall in the Bedroom

Create a wow factor for the bedroom in the form of an eye catching feature wall. Place Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper behind the bed to create drama. This way also you can be brave with your pattern and colour choices and then opt to keep the walls around in calming complimenting tones.

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Use accessories in accent colours to draw on colour such as soft velvet cushions. Mix with plain harmonising tones as well as pattern – with the Mairi Helena collection, you can even decorate with matching Grey Tailor Thistle velvet cushions to the wallpaper.

Wallpaper the unexpected

Have a quirky cupboard, closet or alcove? Have you considered wallpapering the inside? A great way to add surprise and personality to the room.

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Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper used to line the inside of a walk in cupboard

Upcycle Projects

Who says wallpaper has to remain a wall covering? Give a new lease of life to an old cabinet, side unit or even wardrobe doors!

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Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper used to up-cycle a wardrobe.

Function Room

Have a large function room and dominant wall in which you’d like to add a dramatic feature wall? Use Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper to create an impact and a talking point!


if you’re considering a room uplift with a novel wallpaper, how about considering a bespoke wallpaper from the Mairi Helena range! Mixing textures and colours inspired by landscapes and flora & fauna, the Mairi Helena Wallpaper range covers of colour ways from soft greys of the Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper to plum purples and splashes of blue in the popular Bronze Flush Thistle Wallpaper and Emerald Thistle Wallpaper through to warm red oranges and greens in Summer Thistle Wallpaper.

I look forward to seeing your finished projects!

Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for spotlights on room sets and interior projects featuring different wall covering ideas for your inspiration!

Until next time…